Lost Doctor Who Daleks episode lives again as archive comes to auction

Dalek poster from Derek Dodd archive including copies of plans for the Doctor Who series The Power of the Daleks, estimated together at £800-1200 in Roseberys' auction on March 21.

‘Lost’ episodes of TV series have become sought-after items, not least among Doctor Who fans. Of interest to collectors is an archive of photographs and copies of plans from The Power of the Daleks – the completely missing third serial of the fourth season first broadcast by the BBC in six weekly parts from November 5-December 10, 1966.

Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette | Tom Derbyshire

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The collection will be offered as a single lot, estimated at £800-1200, in the eclectic Fine & Decorative auction taking place on March 21 in West Norwood, south London, at the saleroom of Roseberys.

The master tapes of all six episodes were erased in the late 1960s, while the copies kept for foreign sales on 16mm film were destroyed in 1974. Their destruction meant that the only information to survive on the series was limited to stills photography and films made by fans when the programmes were broadcast.